Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Downroyal 4th November 2017

309B Tayto Group M'dn H'dle

B.J. Geraghty, rider of Tower Bridge trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never jumped.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Tower Bridge, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

M.J. Bolger, rider of Bracka Lily trained by Noel C. Kelly, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his saddle slipped in running.

The Stewards enquired into the running and riding of Suitor (GB), ridden by J.W. Kennedy, and trained by Gordon Elliott. Evidence was heard from the rider and the trainer's representative, I. Amond. J.W. Kennedy, stated that it was this horse's first run over hurdles. His instructions were to jump away mid division and get his mount to settle. In the race his mount jumped sketchily early on, was further back than he wanted, was outside on the heavier ground, was flat out all the way, took a blow at the top of the hill from a lack of fitness and ran on in the straight past beaten horses under hands and heels. The trainer's representative, confirmed the instructions that the horse was to be ridden mid division and to be settled. He stated that this was a new ex-flat horse bought over the summer and having his first run for the yard today. The horse had a break for a couple of weeks after being purchased. He expressed himself satisfied with the ride. The Stewards also received a report from the Turf Club Veterinary Officer who reported that Suitor (GB) was post race normal. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards found there had been a breach of Rule 212A (ii) and having taken their respective records into account the Stewards imposed a fine of €2000 on the trainer through his representative, suspended Suitor (GB) from running for a period of 42 days and suspended J.W. Kennedy for five race days and ordered the forfeiture of his riding fee.

309C Billecart-Salmon H'cap H'dle

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the straight involving Charlie Stout, ridden by P.E. Corbett, placed second, Top Othe Ra, ridden by P. Townend, placed first and Crossed My Mind, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, placed third, where it appeared Crossed My Mind received interference. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

R. Walsh, rider of Golden Spear (GB), trained by A.J.Martin, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount didn't handle today's going.

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Housesofparliament, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

A.W. Short, rider of Mr Showtime trained by Noel Meade, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount lost its action and was pulled up.

309D JNwine.com Champion S'chase

The Turf Club Veterinary Officer examined Our Duke, trained by Mrs John Harrington, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal. Samples were taken for analysis.

R.M. Power, rider of Our Duke, trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount never travelled and never jumped throughout.

The Stewards requested a report from Gordon Elliott, trainer as to the apparent improvement in form of Outlander, placed first, as compared with its recent form. The trainer's representative reported that this horse may have benefited from being ridden more prominently today. This, combined with the first time application of cheek pieces may have accounted for a return to form today. Having considered the report the Stewards noted its contents.

Mrs John Harrington, trainer of Our Duke, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that her charge scoped abnormally post race.

309E MyCarNeedsA.com S'chase

M.A. Enright, rider of Tout Est Permis (FR) trained by M.F.Morris, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount made a slight mistake early on and jumped right thereafter.

309G Daily Mirror (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race

Miss K. Lyons, rider of Alfred Eile trained by J.A. Nash, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled, made a noise and was subsequently pulled up.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Stewards acted at this meeting;

Mr. R. S. Martin (Chairman),
Mr. L. McFerran,
Mr. C. P. Magnier,
Mrs A. Millar,
Mr. M. F. O'Donoghue.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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